Events this Week at Holy Trinity Church

Monday, December 11

  • Rector’s Office Hours ~ 10-12 pm, Community Wing
  • Evening Prayer ~ 5:15, Chapel of St. Bede
  • MU Study Days ~ 6-10 pm, Holy T Library

Tuesday, December 12

  • Prayer Group ~ 11 a.m., Community Room
  • Evening Prayer ~ 5:15, Chapel of St. Bede
  • MU Study Days ~ 6-10 pm, Holy T Library
  • Vestry Committee meeting ~ 7 pm, Conference Room
  • AA Meeting ~ 7:30 p.m., Lower Level

Wednesday, December 13

  • Episcopal Men's gathering ~ 9ish am, Kofenya
  • Evening Prayer ~ 5:15, Chapel of St. Bede
  • MU Study Days ~ 6-10 pm, Holy T Library

Thursday, December 14

  • Evening Prayer ~ 5:15, Chapel of St. Bede
  • MU Study Days ~ 6-10 pm, Holy T Library
  • Choir Rehearsal ~ 7:30 pm, Lower Level


Adult Forum at Holy Trinity in 2017

Adult Forum  ~ Please come and join us from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. every Sunday in the Community Room for a fascinating and diverse series of Forums centered on the theme of Seeking First the Kingdom of God.  Whether you can come to all or just a few Forums, you are always welcome.  All choir members can now attend since we will finish in time for you to attend the whole choir practice!  


  • December 17th:  Come and hear our own Dan Pratt’s personal story of faith!


Upcoming Events/Announcements

Holy Trinity will again this year offer daily lay-led Evening Prayer in the Chapel of St. Bede at 5:15PM. The services will be led by members of Vestry and other lay parishioners. The purpose of daily Evening Prayer is to make sure that there is prayer in the church every day during the preparatory season of Advent.  We urge you to attend any or all of these quiet, reflective and very beautiful liturgies that are part of the long tradition of Anglican worship derived from Benedictine spirituality.

Habitat for Humanity Faith Build in Oxford - Don’t forget to sign up to help with HABITAT. Our work days are January 20 and March 3. We need at least 5 builders and at least 2 makers/servers of lunch for 20.  Sign up either after church in the Narthex or coffee hour OR call or email Judith de Luce at or 513-524-7491.

HOLY TRINITY FAMILY MINISTRIES ~ HOUSEHOLD ITEMS DRIVE - Bring soap or toilet paper to Advent services this year! During this time of year, we reflect on the blessings we have received, and we also remember those less fortunate, both around the world and in our own Oxford community. In response to this time of thankfulness and giving, the Family Ministries Committee will be collecting household and hygiene necessities, like soaps and paper products, which cannot be purchased with food stamps. We are asking that you bring one item/person to each of the Advent services – that’s 7 opportunities to participate! Bring your items to the Narthex before the service, where one or two of our Godly Play kids will be waiting to happily collect the donations.

Below is a “shopping list” of items we are seeking; all of us use several of these items each and everyday. Please prayerfully consider bringing one of these items to each Advent service to give to your neighbors in need. The children will help deliver the donations to the Oxford Community Choice Pantry (OCCP) in January.

  • Soap ~ Shampoo + Conditioner
  • Lotions, lip balm, shaving cream, etc.
  • Paper products (e.g., toilet paper, napkins, paper towels)
  • Laundry detergent & fabric softener
  • Toothpaste + Toothbrushes + Deodorant
  • Diapers
  • Tampons and pads ~ Please bring these items in grocery/shopping bags
  • Dishwasher detergent* and other cleaning products
  • Cans of Soup*
    • *The Choice Pantry indicated a specific need for these items in particular.

Mitten Tree: Every year at the last community dinner in December we place a holiday tree loaded with hats, gloves, scarves, and mittens donated by you. And this year, in addition to donating those, please consider including some warm socks. Our friends of all ages, sizes and genders will be in real need for what is supposed to be a tough winter. Good places to shop: Dollar Tree, Walmart, Marshall, Meier, sometimes Kroger. Under the right hand table as you enter the narthex you will see starting Nov. 19 a large bag labeled “mitten tree.”  Please get your woollies to the bag or a member of Outreach before December 26. Thank you!

The Christmas Offering:The Outreach Commission provides funding to organizations that address concerns of food, shelter, mental and physical health care, locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. In light of the issues of reproductive health, domestic and sexual violence in this country and our own region, for 2018 the Commission hopes that you will consider donating generously to Holy Trinity's Christmas Offering so that we can contribute to the welfare of others.

This year the Christmas offering will go to Planned Parenthood whose mission is to provide access to high-quality healthcare and education for sexual health regardless of income, marital status, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or residence. Dove House in Hamilton works to restore safety, dignity and hope to those whose lives have been marred by domestic violence. Dove House provides a protective shelter in Butler County, a 24-hour crisis hotline, advocacy for victims, training to increase self-sufficiency, and a survivors’ support group as well as educational and outreach programs to both educate the community about the cycle of domestic violence and to give victims the support and courage to seek help. Women Helping Women in Hamilton offers support services to help individuals to plan for their safety, answer legal questions, connect them with services like housing, and advocate by their side as they recover from dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. Expertly trained advocates answer Hotline Calls 24 hours a day to provide critical crisis intervention to survivors as well as to family members and friends. Advocates also provide referrals to appropriate community services.

You may leave your donation in the collection plate indicating that it is for the Christmas Offering, and if you write a check, please put “Christmas Offering” on the memo line. In the past your extraordinary generosity has made a significant difference in many lives. Thank you.    

Eucharistic Ministers ~ Would you like to be trained to serve as a Eucharistic Minster at the 10:30 service? If so, please email the Reverend Sara Palmer:  

Eucharistic Visitors ~ Would you like to serve as a Eucharistic Visitor, taking Communion to the sick and homebound? If so, please email the Reverend Sara Palmer:

Lectors ~ Would you like to Read a Lesson or Lead the Psalm on Sunday mornings? If so, please email the Reverend Sara Palmer:

Sunday Drivers needed 9am-12noon ~ Oxford Seniors is seeking two-three volunteer drivers. Background check, drug screening and training will be provided and paid for by the organization. Volunteer drivers are needed for Sunday mornings and on an as needed basis. For more information or to complete an application, please contact Steve Schnabl at (513) 523-8100. Thank you. Sabrina Jewell Outreach & Marketing Coordinator, Oxford Seniors.

URGENT REQUEST: One of the most important aspects of Outreach of Holy Trinity is to help provide a meal on the fourth Wednesday of every month in the undercroft. We badly need volunteers to coordinate the effort and to commit themselves as soon as possible. Sign up alone or with a pal, company is always efficient and fun. The sign-up sheet is on the stand in the Narthex. I will be sending out a blast soon describing the dinners further, but for now please think seriously about it and sign up soon.  We need your help. Thank you, Judith de Luce

Publications Deadlines ~ Please send Information and announcements for Sunday Bulletins by Monday morning of the week preceding. TRIAD Articles and announcements should be submitted by the 20th of each month. Thanks! Gayle Shidler ~ 513-523-7559 ~

Updating Office Records ~ Would you like your birthday noted in the TRIAD? Or, the birthdays of family members? Your anniversary, if applicable? Would you like to give altar flowers to celebrate a personal or family event, or to memorialize a family member? Or have your name added to the rotation for providing refreshments at coffee hour? If so, please call or email the office with your information, so we can add you to our lists! Thanks! Gayle Shidler ~ 513-523-7559 ~